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Chess_Games101
Chess_Games101
Location: Perth, Australia
Joined: 8/29/14
Last Online: 8/31/14
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WorldMindGames
WorldMindGames
Location: Global, United States
Joined: 8/26/14
Last Online: 8/26/14
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raftgames
raftgames
Location: tabasco, Mexico
Joined: 8/20/14
Last Online: 9/18/14
Points: 0 points
GamesSpecialist
GamesSpecialist
Location: Ohio, United States
Joined: 8/10/14
Last Online: 8/16/14
Points: 1 points
Jet-Games
Jet-Games
Location: Notts, United Kingdom
Joined: 7/29/14
Last Online: 7/29/14
Points: 0 points

  • Q&A with Coach Heisman July 25, 2014

    "I noticed that the pre-registration for the Open section of the Holly Heisman Memorial (HHM) fundraiser chess tournament on Aug 3 (in Wynnewood, PA just outside Philadelphia) has several titled players. I am only in the 1500's. Is there any way I... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3a

    When a player starts out, he’s told various rules that will help him navigate through the choppy waters of chess. A few basic ones are: Don’t hang your pieces Don’t swallow and talk at the same time Castle as quickly as possible Don’t all... | Read More

  • Formation Attacks Book (June 2010)

    Formation Attacks The Ultimate Chess Attack Book has finally arrived!  As a Chess Master that has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a past visit to my local booksto... | Read More

  • Sicilian Endgames: On the Queenside

    In the Sicilian, we tend to think of the queenside as Black's domain. Black's open c-file, which allows real pressure on c2 as well as support for a knight on c4, along with the easy possibility of expanding on the queenside by ...b5, generally gi... | Read More

  • 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open

    The 2014 Bill Wright Saint Louis Open, held April 11-13, 2014, was a typical boring weekend swiss, where the one GM, me, was certain to take first place over a few select "experts" in a tournament with small prizes. Oh wait, that's not right at al... | Read More


    • Glenwood's September Swiss

      The Glenwood chess club held their September Swiss on Sunday 9/14/14. It was a 3 round (turned into 4) event with a time control of G/45 d/5. I was impressed with the turnout and the strength of the field (although, only one A-class player appeare... | Read More

    • Lessons for my students

      In this blog, (in the comments - below); I will be posting my games ... trying to impart some chess wisdom to my students. These will be from any source, and the main idea(s) will be fairly simple.  | Read More

    • Correspondence Chess - 2014 Electronic Knights - My First Round Games

      As detailed in my previous posting on correspondence chess, two of my six first round games of the 2014 Electronic Knights tournament were forfeited by my opponents within the first few moves. These two games are not presented here. However, the r... | Read More

      • Ace_Club
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    • My games are disappointing

      My games are usually disappointing. They are  usually decided by immediate tactical  oversights and it makes me wonder, why do I  continue to play chess if my games are so  lame and unfun? When I get excited about  chess it is usually about t... | Read More

    • Rematches

      I don't play rematches - here's why. All my games are played on my mobile device. To review games on a mobile device, it has to be done right after the game. No offense meant, I hope none is taken. | Read More



  • Scandinavian Defense

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    The Scandinavian Defense (also known as the Center Counter) is the chess opening characterized by the first moves 1.e4 d5. At first characterized as a beginner's move, it has recently been revived, with several GM's trying it. Although the Scandi... Read More »

  • Horwitz, Bernard

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    Bernhard Horwitz (1807-1885) was a German-born card player(specialized in miniatures) and chess study composer.    In 1845, he settled in England and began teaching chess.  In 1846, he lost as match with Howard Staunton, losing 14 games, winni... Read More »

  • Quadrupled Pawns

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    Yes it is possible. In fact, quadrupled pawns have appeared in many games, such as this one: Alekhine went on to win. In many games quad pawns can mean a win since many would be very advanced and have promotion threats. Usually the side with them... Read More »

  • Endgames

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    Endgames are the last stage of the game.In end games you have very less pieces Read More »

  • Purdy, Cecil

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    Cecil Purdy (1906-1979) was a Grandmaster of Correspondence Chess (1953) and winner of the first world correspondence chess championship (1950-1953). In 1923, at the age of 17, he won the New Zealand Championship.  In 1929 he founded the Australa... Read More »